Wednesday, 27 July 2011
Not the Poetry Society
‘Small publishers are the backbone of our creative body and now there is a great need for them to come together to consider survival strategies.’ – Benjamin Zephanaiah, June 2011
Let’s have some good news. Let’s gather 20-plus of the smaller poetry presses in one place and have readings through the day and get anyone even slightly interested to come and buy the books. It will happen: Saturday, 24 September, Exmouth Market Hall, EC1R 4QE. Draft flyer above.
I talked yesterday with the Poetry Book Society, who nearer the time will use their mailing lists to help publicise the event. They suggested that we need a short, snappy TITLE for the event. (‘Poetry book fair’ being hardly the most thrilling come-on line.) I thought of Book Now some time ago, but that just led to confusion so it’s dropped. All suggestions welcome.